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Published by the Southeast Conference 
United Church of Christ 



VOLUME 17 



APRIL 1969 



NUMBER 6 



Southeast 

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THE REV. OLIN E. SHEPPARD 

Moderator 



THE REV. WILLIAM J. ANDES 

Conference Minister 



THE REV. HOMER C. McEWEN 
Moderator- Elect 



Board Of Directors And 
Executive Committee Report 

The qualifying "Crisis in the Na- 
tion" projects within the bounds of 
Southeast Conference are: North Nash- 
ville, Carver Homes in Atlanta (First 
Church project), and project of Ply- 
mouth Church, Charleston. 

The following committees for 1968- 
1969 were elected: 

NOMINATING: Mrs. Edward Brown, 
Arthur Wallace, Fred D. Powell. Mrs. 
Elmyra Hall, John S. Fandrich. 

FINANCE: H. Paul Beaird, W. P. 
Ingram, Harold Johnson, Henry Brown, 
Hubert Richter, Harold Thomas, W. J. 
Andes, and Olin Sheppard (ex-officio). 

PROGRAM: Olin E. Sheppard, W. J. 
Andes, Dora C. Brackin, Homer C. 
McEwen, William R. Green, Frederick 
A. Meyer. 

BUSINESS: The Executive Commit- 
tee. .. , 

,-PIiACE: John L. Martin, Mrs. A. D. 
Harry, G.'. Franklin Lewis, Ralph D. 
Worley, Jesse H. Dollar. 

RESOLUTIONS: David L. Beebe, 
Herschel Franks, Clyde Wilhelm, Mat- 
thew Dawson, Mrs. E. L. Askren Jr. 

CREDENTIALS: R. G. Obrecht,- 
George C. Hewson, Jesse H. Dollar, 
John T. Enwright. 

MEMORIAL: A. R. Van Cleave. 

MINISTERS' CONVOCATION COM- 
MITTEE: (Appointed by ministers): 
David L. Beebe, John J. Roemer, An- 
drew L. Cooper, Allen H. Hollis, Ed- 
ward Brown. 

Thanks were extended to our na- 
tional leaders, especially to the Rev. 
Horace S. Sills and to Dr. Paul Deitz 
of the Board for Homeland Ministries 
for their helpfulness in many ways. 
Mr. Sills is now Conference Minister 
of Penn West Conference and Dr. 
Deitz has retired. 

The Board of Directors and the Ex- 
ecutive Committee spent much time in 
discussing the needs of the Conference. 
One urgent need was to upgrade both 
clergy and lay leadership. Of the 127 
churches in the Conference, 93 Wave 
less than 100 members. Most of our 
churches are, therefore, unable to hire 
full-time leadership. This also means 
the financial condition of the Confer- 
ence is not adequate. 

The moderators of the associations, 
designated by the Board as a Realign- 
ment Committee, met in Wadley, Ala- 
bama, June 25-26, 1968, and proposed 
that the Conference be divided into 



three Associations — Georgia - South 
Carolina, Alabama - Tennessee, South 
Alabama — and several Program Fel- 
lowship Districts (or areas) within each 
Association. Each Association discussed 
the px^oposal and Executive Committees 
of the nine Associations are now meet- 
ing to draw up By-Laws or other pro- 
posals for consideration at future meet- 
ings of the Associations. 

Dr. Joseph H. Evans, secretary of 
the United Church of Christ, was invit- 
ed to represent the Executive Council 
of the United Church of Christ at the 
Annual Conference. 

Finances were reviewed at the two 
Executive and Board meetings. The 
churches paid to the Conference ap- 
proximately $48,000 in O. C. W. M. 
funds. The need was for $68,000, re- 
sulting in a deficit of $20,000. Thanks 
were extended to the Division of Chris- 
tian Education of the Board for Home- 
land Ministries for the $4,000 per year 
for two years. The Division could not 
continue this grant for 1969. Thanks 
were extended to the Division of Chur- 
ch Extension for a gr'ant of $5,000 for 
1969 to help offset the $20,000 deficit. 
$15,000 still needs to be found to off- 
set the deficit in 1969. 

After a consultation with several off 
our national leaders in January, the ■■ 
Board, looking at our financial situa- f 
tion in February, decided not to seek I 
a third staff person at this time. 

Fred D. Powell was appointed to 
promote SOUTHEAST NEWS. The 
subscription price was set at $1.00. 

Plans for a "Development Fund" 
were proposed by Harold Thomas, 
treasurer, and these plans were refer- 
red to the Finance Committee for con- 
sideration. 

Churches were urged to give l%-3% 
of their 1969 budgets for the "Crisis 
in the Nation" appeal. 

Conference personnel have been in- 
strumental in setting up the Board of 
Directors for Dorchester Center, Mc- 
intosh, Georgia. 

Commendations were given to the 
Conference Minister and to the Minis- I 
ter of Christian Education for their 
fine work, and we pray that they stay 
with us for a long time. 

An invitation was extended to the 
Stewardship Council to move their re- 
gional offices in Atlanta to the house 
where the offices of the Southeast 
Conference are located, at 2684 Clair- 
mont Road, Atlanta, Ga. This house is 
located on the property of Central 
Congregational Church. Rev. Karlton 
C. Johnson and his secretary, Mrs. Carl 



Report Of Commission 
On Christian Education 
And Youth Work 

"The Church's Educational Ministry 
in a New Time", the theme of the Na- 
tional Conference on Christian Educa- 
tion last August, is indicative of the 
scope of concerns faced this past year 
by the Commission on Christian Edu- 
cation and Youth Work. The "new 
time" requires re-thinking of methods, 
ecumenical relationships, and leader- 
ship strategies. 

To help us in our task, four people 
who had attended the National Con- 
ference on Christian Education — Mrs. 
Edward Askren, Mrs. Mahion Chew, 
Mr. E. J. Marbury, and Rev. Emilie 
Pitcock — helped us look particularly 
•at the Youth Ministry aspect of our 
work. Officers of SEC YOUTH also 
attended and took an active part in 
the discussion. 

.: Several efforts have resulted: more 
frequent meetings of SEC YOUTH of- 
ficers and advisors; a Youth Consulta- 
tion with the United Presbyterians; ex- 
pansion of camp and conference pro- 
grams to include children of junior 
age; and increasingly new dimensions 
of Youth Ministry as demonstrated at 
the recent Annual Meeting of SEC ■• — / 
Youth at Huntsville, Alabama. 

The past year has found us working 
even more closely with the leadership 
of the United Presbyterian Church in 
the U. S. A., both in camp and con- 
ference and in leadership training. All 
of the former, including staffing and 
planning, are being done together. We 
are supplying some staff members, and 
hope to recruit other participants in 
the two Synod Schools: one at Mary- 
ville College, Tennessee, and the other 
at Boggs Academy, Keysville, Georgia. 
Recently a briefing was held at Camp 
Calvin for those who will participate 
in training teachers of children under 
six. 

In an attempt to enlarge our min- 
istry, the Commission approved the 
employment of Miss Dorothy DeVillars 
on the SEC staff this summer. Miss 
DeVillars, a teacher in the Savannah, 
Georgia, public schools, will work in 
vacation church schools, in the two 
(Cont. on Page 6) 



Henry, moved their offices to the pro- 
perty March 1, 1969. 

Olin E. Sheppard, Moderator 
Dora C. Brackin, 
Recording Secretary 



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Report Of Commission On 
Church And Ministry 

At a meeting held in the Lanett, 
Alabama, Church, December 5-6, 1968, 
a thorough study was done of the min- 
isterial leadership in our Southeast 
Conference. In addition to Commission 
members present, Conference Minister 
William J. Andes and Conference Min- 
ister of Christian Education Emilie F. 
Pitcock were present, along with ton 
other people who were invited from 
over the Conference. The Rev. George 
Nishimoto of our national staff was 
present to share in counsel for the stu- 
dy and discussion. 

After general discussion' of our situ- 
ation, the members were divided into 
four "buzz" groups for developing spe- 
cific procedures and recommenlations 
for "In-Service Training" of all the 
ministers of the Southeast Conference. 
The four groups and their reports fol- 
low. 

I. SUB-COMMITTEE ON ORIENTA- 

TION 

The orientation of new men should 
include the following eight categories: 

1. Professional Relationships (finan- 
cial arrangements such as annuity and 
health insurance, as well as the nature 
of ministerial standing). 

2. Our denominational customs, such 
as the form and nature of baptism. 

3. Introduction to United Church of 
Christ publications, including the man- 
ual on ministry. 

4. The history and polity of the 
United Church of Christ. 

5. The programs of the United Chur- 
ch of Christ on various levels, includ- 
ing the national structure, the program 
of the Southeast Conference, the pro- 
gram of the specific association, and 
the publications available on these le- 
vels. 

6. The development of an adequate 
list of mailing addresses of local min- 
isters as well as the provision of these 
ministers of adequate lists of mailing 
addresses for regional and national in- 
strumentalities and staff. A beginning 
point would be the directory in the 
back of the "desk calendar and plan- 
ning guide". 

7. The development of national and 
conference dossiers. 

8. Recruitment. 

II. SUB-COMMITTEE ON CURRICU- 
LUM 

This group developed a four-year 
course of study for continuing educa- 
tion with orientation courses for the 



Report Of Commission On Church Extension 



The Commission report makes no 
effort to detail the individual churches 
that have been aided and assisted in 
the past year. The financial report will 
reflect this. The Commission has had 
the problem of deciding where the 
small amount of money we were allo- 
cated could be best spent. After munch 
prayerful consideration there were some 
deletions and some cuts in requests for 
aid. It is hoped this will be understood 
and accepted by those involved. 

In a report of this nature, it would 
not be possible to cover each project. 



However, attention is called to the 
Montgomery project, which is in a state 
of transition. At this writing definite 
plans are not known. 

The Commission would like to ex- 
press great concern for the need of ad- 
ditional financial support for church 
extension in the Southeast. 

We urge the people of the Southeast 
Conference to contact the members of 
the Commission and express their con- 
cern, ideas, and goals so that we may 
better serve the conference. 



The Church Extension Commission has developed the following 1969 Church 
Aid Budget, in cooperation with the Board for Homeland Ministries: 



CHURCH 


B. H. M. 


S. E. C. 


TOTAL 


East Alabama Assn. 


750.00 


, 250.00 


1,000.00 


North Alabama Assn. 


675.00 


225.00 


900.00 


Atlanta, Bonanza 


5,850.00 


1,950.00 


7,800.00 


Atlanta, Urban Trg. Org. 


1,500.00 


500.00 


2,000.00 


Huntsville, United 


1,650.00 


550.00 


2,200.00 


Montgomery, United 


3,825.00 


" 1,275.00 


5,100.00 


Nashville, Brookmeade 


4,500.00 


1,500.00 


6,000.00 


Nashville, Howard 


3,750.00 


1,250.00 


5,000.00 


Robbins Parish 


3,112.50 


1,037.50 


4,150.00 


Sweetwater, First 


2,175.00 


725.00 


2,900.00 


Unassigned 


152.50 


500.00 




TOTALS 


27,940.00 


9,762.50 


37,702.50 


(Southeast Conference Aid Only) 








Columbus (Georgia), First 




600.00 




Tallassee (Alabama), Mt Olive 




600.00 




Brantley (Alabama), Liberty 




100.00 
11,062.50 





Our special thanks should go to the Division of Church Extension of the Board 
for Homeland Ministries for their continued support of the Conference and of the 
churches. Freddie Powell, Acting Chairman 



first year and then subjects or courses 
similar or parallel to a three-year sem- 
inary course. 

III. SUB-COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL 
FORMS OF CONTINUING EDU- 
CATION 
Some of these forms of education are: 

1. A traveling library and the ex- 
change of books. 

2. Reading courses and correspond- 
ence courses. 

3. Associational study seminars and 
ministers' meetings. 

4. District leadership training, min- 
isters' meetings and seminars. 

5. Personal study advisors (on a 
One to One basis). 

6. Extension courses from colleges 
and universities. 

7. Circulating "minister to ministers". 

8. Conference ministers' convocation. 



9. The use of the SOUTHEAST 
NEWS and pastoral letters from the 
Conference office. 

IV. SUB-COMMITTEE ON A SUM- 
MER CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

This would be a "Southern Institute 
of Parish Practice" for specific and in- 
tensive study, laboratory practice in 
the local church, covering a period of 
about three weeks. 

We strongly urge our ministers to 
take advantage of membership in The 
Annuity Fund, Ministers' Health In- 
surance, and the Family Protection 
Plan sponsored by and made possible 
by our Southeast Conference. 

We are under obligation to the Rev. 
George Nishimoto for his counsel and 
financial aid in our continuing educa- 
tion program in Southeast Conference. 
— Joe A. French, Chairman 



Report Of Commission 
On Lay Life And Work 

At its three meetings — June 9 and 
September 14-15, 1968, and March 8- 
9, 1969, the Commission very diligent- 
ly sought ways and means to serve the 
laity of the Conference. Of major con- 
cern was the need for leadex - ship train- 
ing and the promotion of fellowship 
among the churches. 

During the summer of 1969 the Com- 
mission sponsored area meetings which 
involved 384 persons in ten regions, and 
represented 56 churches. The general 
theme of the meetings was the 1968-69 
Emphasis, "The Local Church in God's 
Mission". In evaluating these programs, 
the Commission felt that they filled a 
very definite need. Thus, plans are 
under way for similar meetings this 
next summer. Most of them will be held 
on Sunday, June 22. 

In response to expressed needs for 
additional ways to serve the laity of 
the Conference, the Commission will 
sponsor a Lay Theological Weekend 
Retreat for the North Alabama - Ten- 
nessee area on May 2-4, 1969, at Camp 
Anderson Creek (Presbyterian) , near 
Athens, Alabama. To this pilot project 
will come concerned lay people who 
will share their problems and seek to 
work out their own solutions. If it 
proves to be successful, we hope such 
an experience can be offered later to 
more lay people across the Conference. 

Dr. John Casteel, recently retired 
from the staff of the Council for Lay 
Life and Work, and Dr. Norman Jack- 
son, Dean of Student Affairs at Eden 
Theological Seminary and a member 
of the Council, will be the leaders. 

On March 8 and 9, the Commission 
sponsored a Spring Planning Workshop 
at Central Church, Atlanta. Twenty 
lay persons from across the Conference 
participated. These men and women 
have accepted the responsibility for 
planning and promoting the summer 
area meetings. 

Rev. David Jamieson and Mrs. F. C. 
Lester, staff members of the Council 
for Lay Life and Work, and Rev. Emi- 
lie F. Pitcock of the Conference staff, 
were the leader's. The theme was "Re- 
conciliation in a Broken World." New 
study books were available and pre- 
sented. 

The chairman attended the Council 
for Lay Life and Work meeting in Mil- 
waukee, Wisconsin, January 31 -Febru- 
ary 2, 1969. At that time the Council 
reiterated its concern to help provide 



leadership training. 

Among the concerns of the Commis- 
sion are a church officers' training 
workshop. Such an event could be held 
in areas similar to the summer meet- 
ings, utilizing Conference and/or na- 
tional instrumentality personnel as re- 
source persons. This was proposed as 
a possibility for winter (January-Feb- 
ruary) since many churches install new 
officers in January. 

Another possibility discussed was 
bringing together two key lay persons 
from each church — again, in areas — 
to discuss the concerns of the Confer- 
ence and to learn of the denominational 
programs and emphases. This might be 
held in the fall, in September or on 
Laity Sunday. 

Although no specific plans have 
been made for a fall or winter meet- 
ing, the Commission recommends that 
the newly elected Commission continue 
to study the foregoing possibilities and 
(a) implement a program whereby 
church officers' training can be started 
in geographic areas, and (b) make 
plans to hold fall area meetings in Sep- 
tember or on Laity Sunday, involving 
two key lay persons from each local 
church. It recommends further that 
each church be responsible for desig- 
nating two persons to attend these 
meetings. Their names should be fur- 
nished to the Conference office in or- 
der that they might receive mailings 
related to the concerns and major prob- 
lems of the Conference. 

The Commission spent considerable 
time dealing with the problems of its 
financing. In the past, the Commission 
has been financed from funds provided 
by various lay groups within the Con- 
ference. At the time of reorganization 
several of the former groups put into 
the Conference substantial sums of mo- 
ney designated for use by the Commis- 
sion for Lay Life and Work. Because 
of the various ways of raising money 
in the former groups, there exists a 
great deal of frustration. These funds 
are almost depleted and no method for 
financing the Commission has been 
reached. 

Therefore, the Commission recom- 
mends that at an early date the Con- 
ference Board of Directors make a stu- 
dy of the fragmented financing within 
the Conference, such as scholarships, 
Lay Life and Work, Youth Ministry, 
Per Capita, etc., and make recommen- 
dations. 

The Commission expresses its ap- 
preciation to those many persons in the 
Conference who have assisted in the 



Report Of Commission On 
Institutions And Ministries 

This Commission has had no meet- 
ing this year, but correspondence and 
activities have taken place. It appears 
we are well on the way to providing 
an answer to the best use of the Dor- 
chester Center, Mcintosh, Georgia. 
Major emphasis is given to local pro- 
grams, and indigenous leadership. 

Our Pleasant Hill (Uplands) Nursing 
Home and Retirement Village, with the 
Rev. Wayne Peck, administrative head, 
is engaged in an expanding program. 
We suggest that the churches learn 
more about this institution located on 
the Cumberland Plateau, and give sup- 
port whenever possible. 

The third item dealt with is the 
"Congregational Christian Foundation", 
affiliated iwith Vanderbilt Divinity 
.School. A letter was sent out to the 
officers and classes of 1958, 1959, 1960, 
asking them to approve a proposal we 
expect to present to the Southeast Con- 
ference in April. 

This proposed recommendation deals 
with our future relationship as a Con- 
ference to the Congregational Christian 
Foundation as it is affiliated with Van- 
derbilt Divinity School. 

It must be confessed that the South- 
east Conference in this transition per- 
iod has been so involved in maintain- 
ing its own budget that the institu- 
tions under our care have not been giv- 
en the support they need. 

— Arnold Slater, Chairman 

Report Of The Southern 
Union College, Inc. 

The officers of the Southeast, Con- 
ference also serve as the Board of Di- 
rectors of The Southern Union College, 
Inc., a fund now being set up to assist 
college students secure an education 
where financial resources are lacking. 

To date, this fund has received 
$885.79, but more is expected when the 
sale of certain property at Southern 
Union College at Wadley, Alabama, 
and elsewhere is finished. Money thus 
far received has come from a limited 
number of stocks and bonds. 
— W. J. Andes, 
Executive Secretary 

program it has undertaken, and to Mrs. 
F. C. Lester for her very able leader- 
ship and interest in the Conference. 

Members of the Commission are: Mrs. 
Arthur C. Curtright, Mrs. W. W. Hall, 
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1968 FINANCIAL STATEMENT 1968 



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Harold H. Thomas, Treasurer 
RECEIPTS 



Budgeted Receipts: 

B. H. M., Div. of Christian Education 

For Work of Conference (Millard Fuller) 

For Work of Conference in 1969 (Purd E. Deitz) 

Miscellaneous 

OUR CHRISTIAN WORLD MISSION (BASIC & OTHER) 

Alabama-Mississippi Association 

Alabama-Tennessee Association 

Central Alabama Association 

East Alabama Association 

North Alabama Association 

S. Alabama - N. W. Florida Association 

Georgia - South Carolina Association 

Tennessee - Kentucky Association 

Other 

TOTAL BUDGETED RECEIPTS 

Unbudgeted Receipts: 

B. H. M. (church aid, special projects, etc.) 

Family Thank Offering 

Annie B. Ensminger Trust Fund 

Ministers' Health Insurance Premiums 

From Atlanta Federal — for Bonanza Church House 

Miscellaneous 

TOTAL UNBUDGETED RECEIPTS 



$ 4,000.00 
5,000.00 
5,000.00* 
4,218,57 



TOTAL RECEIPTS 



DISBURSEMENTS 



Budgeted Disbursements: 

Salaries, Annuities, Housing 

Office (rent, phone, equipment, insurance) 

Supplies, Materials, Postage 

SOUTHEAST NEWS 

Organization (Board Directors, Commissions, etc.) 

Travel (Conference Minister and Minister Chr. Ed.) 

CHURCH AID 

♦♦NATIONAL BOARDS & AGENCIES 

Miscellaneous 

TOTAL BUDGETED DISBURSEMENTS 

Unbudgeted Disbursements: 

To Churches, etc., from B. H. M. 

Family Thank Offering (to National Board) 

Travelers Insurance Company (health insurance) 

From Atlanta Federal — for Bonanza Church House 

Miscellaneous 

TOTAL UNBUDGETED DISBURSEMENTS 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 



27,211.03 
4,098.24 
2,011.16 
1,476.88 
1,878.16 
6,618.95 
9,418.51 
6,630.14 
3,233.27 



$40,920.26 
1,007.91 
6,386.00 
3,520.00 
4,425.54 



RECAPITULATION 



TOTAL RECEIPTS — 1968 
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 



1968 



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$18,218.57 



$ 2,705.03 






5,551.78 
623.92 






13,495.17 
3,069.69 






949.93 






15,228.52 

9,000.10* 

44.10 


$50,668.24 






$68,886.81 


$47,164.26 

1,007.91 

583.20 






6,013.00 
3,520.00 
6,405.58 







$ 64,693.95 
$133,580.76 



$62,576.34 



$56,259.71 



$118,836.05 



$133,580.76 
$118,836.05 



BEGINNING BANK BALANCE, JANUARY 1, 1968 

BANK BALANCE, JANUARY 1, 1969 

—$7,288.87, Apportionment for last 6 months of 1968, sent to National Board on JANUARY 15, 1969. 



$14,744.71 
$ 5,663.76 



$20,408.47 



Report Of The Work 
Of Emphasis Committee 

The work of the Emphasis Commit- 
tee goes on whether or not meetings 
are being held. I sense a new ferment 
in the Southeast Conference that I be- 
lieve can be traced to the Emphasis 
on "The Local Church in God's Mis- 
sion." The process orientation is tak- 
ing hold and giving thrust and purpose 
to many of our local churches, associa- 
tions and to the Conference. 

Your committee had a very success- 
ful two-day meeting in Langdale, Ala- 
bama,, the first week of June 1968. Our 
agenda was open-ended and the Em- 
phasis was on evaluation of last year's 
Conference meeting in Chattanooga. 

The members of this committee have 
been active in several areas of work. 
We have assisted the moderators in de- 
veloping the plan for realignment of 
the associations. We have also worked 
with the 1969 Ministers' Convocation 
Committee to provide further sensitivi- 
ty training and group dynamics exper- 
ience for our ministers. 

We have encouraged the local church- 
es and associations to call on us for as- 
sistance in presenting the Emphasis 
materials on "The Local Church in 
God's Mission." Several groups have 
called on your chairman, including the 
Lay Life and Work Councils of East 
Alabama and West Georgia and the 
Youth Fellowships of the same area. 

We congratulate those churches and 
groups that have recognized the value 
in the Emphasis process. You have 
gained a new tool to help you in your 
efforts to fulfill God's Mission in your 
local church. We wish to remind you 
that the Emphasis process need not end 
in 1969. You have acquired a new style 
of planning and working that you can 
use from now on. As for those of you 
who have done nothing as yet, come 
on in! The water's fine! 

— Allen B. Hollis Jr., Chairman 

THE SOUTHEAST NEWS 

Second-Class Postage Paid at 

Atlanta, Georgia 30329 

Published monthly by and for 

the churches of the 

SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE 

The United Church of Christ 

P. O. Box 29883 

Atlanta, Ga. 30329 633-5655 

Subscription Rate $1.00 Per Year 

Printed by The Roanoke Leader 

Roanoke, Alabama 
Vol. 17 , April 1969 No. 6 



SE Conference Budget 
1969 

INCOME 

O. C. W. M. (from churches) $53,000 
Bd. for Homeland Ministries: 

Div. of Church Extension 5,000 

Div. of Church Extension 27,940 

SEC Share-Per Capita Dues 500 

Interest on Savings Cert. 450 

Fees from Annual Meeting 300 

Refunds 500 

Southeast News Subscriptions 500 

Misc. Budgeted Items 1,200 

Additional Income 4,106 

$93,496 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Salaries 
—Staff 14,500 

— Secretarial 7,000 

21,500 
Annuities: 

— Conference Minister 1,800 

— Minister of Christian Ed. 890 

2,070 
Housing Allowance: 
— Conference Minister 2,100 

— Minister of Christian Ed. 2,100 

4,200 
Travel Allowance: 
— Conference Minister 2,600 

—Minister of Christian Ed. 2,500 

5,100 
Conference Claims: 

— O. C. W. M. to National 14,000 

— Local Churches 8,500 

— Churches from National 27,940 

50,440 
Promotional Materials: 
— Materials 1,000 

— Southeast News 1,200 

2,200 
Other" Expense: 

—Rent 1,800 

—Utilities 700 

— Insurance, Contents 225 

— Ins., Employees' Benefits 400 

— Social Security 336 

— Postage, Stationery, Printing 1,000 
— Directors' Fees 1,500 

— New Equipment 600 

—Miscellaneous 1,425 

7,986 
$93,496 

Report Of Commission 
On Evangelism 

The Commission on Evangelism has 
not had any planned meetings this year 
but has been working with the Empha- 
sis Committee on "The Local Church 
in God's Mission." 

— "W. Walter Hall, Chairman 



Report Of Committee 
On Memorials 

Our Lord at the beginning of his ^ > _ r , 
earthly ministry gave the call, "Follow 
me and I will make you fishers of 
men." At the close of this ministry, he 
gave the command, "Go ye into all the 
world and preach the gospel." We hon- 
or those who heard the call and gave 
themselves in full submission to carry 
out the Lord's command. To those who 
followed, he gave the promise, "I go to 
prepare a place for you, and if I go and 
prepare a place for you, I will come 
again and receive you unto myself." 

These quotations give us the call, the 
mission, and the reward of the follower 
of Christ. Our thoughts at this time are 
turned especially to the ministers and 
to the wives of ministers who heard 
and answered the call, who gave their 
lives to that mission and to whom the 
Master has come and received unto 
Himself. 

We do well to take a moment from 
our busy lives to remember these ser- 
vants of Christ who served with us in 
His mission and who shared in our 
Christian love. We pay a tribute of re- 
spect to their memory and pray the 
blessing of God upon the work of their 
hands. "Their works do follow them." 

The following are those to whom we . 
pay tribute today: 

Rev. Sidney K. Bunker, a mission- 
ary, ordained 1931, deceased Septem- 
ber 22, 1968. 

Rev. William J. Hill, Birmingham, 
Alabama, retired, ordained 1924, de- 
ceased October 2, 1968. 

Rev. Nathaniel A. Long, Midland 
City, Alabama, retired, ordained 1919, 
deceased December 25, 1968. 

Rev. James Nathaniel Rumpf, Phe- 
nix City, Alabama, ordained 1938, de- 
ceased April 15, 1968. 

Mrs. John T. Enwright, wife of the 
Rev. John T. Enwright, pastor of Ply- 
mouth Church, Charleston, S. C. De- 
ceased September 29, 1968. 

Let us stand for a moment of silence 
and for prayer in memory of these. 

A. R. Van Cleave, Chairman 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS . . . 

(Cont. from Page 2) 

Synod schools, in the camp and confer- 
ence program, and in providing com- 
munity service leadership in some of 
our churches. 

Your Commission on Christian Edu- 
cation and Youth Work welcomes sug- 
gestions for making our ministry even 



more effective during the coming year. 
— R. W. Hendrix, Chairman 



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LEADERSHIP IN THE LOCAL CHURCH 



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W. J. Andes 



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This will be the theme of the Third 
Annual Meeting of the Southeast Con- 
ference of the United Church of Christ 
when it convenes April 26 and 27, 1969, 
at Central Congregational Church 
(United Church of Christ), 2676 Clair- 
mont Rd., N. E., Atlanta, Georgia. The 
Conference will face the problems and 
hoped-for solutions to leadership, both 
clergy and lay, in the churches of the 
Conference. 

With three-fourths of the 127 church- 
es in the Conference having less than 
100 members, the problem of leader- 
ship is acute. If the ideal is to have a 
minister in each church, then how do 
you pay him a salary? As the cost of 
living continues to rise, so does the cost 
of ministerial leadership increase. This 
means that where a church does not 
gain many members in a year or two, 
that small church will have to find 
other types of leadership. Will the lay 
people assume the leadership role in 
the church? Are they trained for this 
responsibility? 

The Conference will open with an 
address by the Secretary of the United 
Church, Dr. Joseph H. Evans, on the 
subject of "Leadership in the Church." 
Having had a broad experience in the 
local church and now a national offic- 
er in the United Church, he will set be- 
fore us what leadership means in the 
Church of Jesus Christ. Following his 
address, small discussion groups will 
dive into their Bibles for Biblical per- 
spectives in church leadership. 

The afternoon session of Conference 
on Saturday will continue this explor- 
ation of church leadership. The Com- 
mission on Lay Life and Work and the 
Commission on Church and Ministry 
have already made some explorations 
on the subject, but they will seek for 
additional avenues to improve the lead- 
ership of all of us. 

When Mr. Evans preaches the ser- 
mon on Sunday morning, he will be 
leading the congregation of Central 
Church and the Conference in a dedi- 
cation of our very beings as God's ser- 

REPORT ON LAY LIFE . . . 

(Cont. from Page 4) 
Mrs. H. D. Liechty, Arthur Wallace, 
Walter A. Graham, and William De- 
Blois. Co-opted members are Mrs. John 
J. Roemer, Family Thank Offering 
chairman, and Mrs. Edward M. Brown, 
Material Aids chairman. 

W. R. Green Jr., Chairman 



vants. 

Business sessions on Saturday after- 
noon and Sunday morning will seek to 
underwrite the budget of the Confer- 
ence when $68,000 is needed and only 
$48,000 is given to Our Christian World 
Mission by the local churches. Realign- 
ment of the nine associations into a 
smaller number of associations will be 
presented, but no vote on this will be 
taken since this is a matter for the as- 
sociations to decide. The Conference 
can give moral support at least. 

Other national leaders present for 
the Conference will be Dr. Hartland 
Helmich of the Council for Lay Life 
and Work and Rev. Leon A. Dickinson 
Jr., of the Council for Church and 
Ministry. These two, along with W. R. 
Green and Rev. Joe A. French of the 
Conference commissions of similar na- 
ture, will be the reactor panel and will 
keep the Conference at work exploring 
the theme, "Leadership in the Local 
Church." 

Rev. Frederick A. Meyer is pastor of 
Central Congregational Church. The 
church held the first service of wor- 
ship in their new facilities on Clair- 
miont Road less than a year ago. Since 
that time, the church has received 148 
members into its fellowship. A new 
program of guidance and Christian Ed- 
ucation is underway at the church, 
reaching out into the City of Atlanta 
and adjacent areas wherever need ex- 
ists. 

Promotion Of 

The Southeast News 

Great concern was voiced at the fall 
meeting of the Board of Directors over 
the small number of subscriptions to 
the Southeast News. After discussing 
the matter, a committee was establish- 
ed to promote the Southeast News and 
to lower the subscription to $1.00 per 
year. 

Since that time there has been an 
approximate 250 increase in the sub- 
scriptions; however, the drive will be 
continued at the annual meeting and 
throughout the year. Every effort will 
be made to increase subscriptions fur- 
ther to at least 250 more. 

I suggest that each church consider 
the Southeast News in their annual 
budget and have it sent to each home 
of the church. 

— Freddie Powell, Chairman 



Conference Speakers - 

Hartland H. Helmich 

Hartland H. Helmich serves as sec- 
retary for the Council for Lay Life and 
Work, with offices in New York City. 

Before assuming this position, Mr. 
Helmich was secretary for Campus 
Ministry of the Board for Homeland 
Ministries. Before this, he directed the 
Department of Campus Christian Life 
of the Evangelical and Reformed 
Church. He was a staff member of the 
Student Christian Movements in New 
York State and the middle Atlantic 
region, 1948-1950, and University pastor 
at the University of Pennsylvania for 
CC and E & R churches, 1950-1952. 

Born in St. Charles, Missouri, Mr. 
Helmich graduated from Central Col- 
lege, Fayette, Missouri, in 1945, and 
from Eden 'Theological Seminary, Web- 
ster Groves, Missouri, in 1948. 

He and his wife have five children. 

* * * * 

Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Evans 

Serving as secretary of the United 
Church of Christ, with offices in New- 
York, Mr. Evans holds the second high- 
est elective office in the denomination. 

Dr. Evans was minister of the Church 
of the Good Shepherd, Chicago, 1953- 
1967. He served two terms as president 
of the United Church, Illinois Confer- 
ence. 

Long a leader in his denomination, 
Dr. Evans is former vice-president of 
the Board of Directors of the Congre- 
gational Christian Board of Home 
Missions and a member of the Board 
of Directors of the denomination's 
Council for Christian Social Action. He 
is a member of the board of directors 
of LeMoyne College, Memphis, Ten- 
nessee. 

Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., Dr. Ev- 
ans graduated from Western Michigan 
University, and from Yale Divinity 
School. He received the honorary de- 
gree of Doctor of Humane Letters from 
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa., 
in 1968. 

Dr. Evans is married and he and his 
wife have three daughters. 

* * # * 

Rev. Leon A. Dickinson Jr. 

Rev. Leon A. Dickinson Jr. serves 
as Chaplains Secretary — Religion and 
Health for the Council for Church and 
Ministry, with offices in New York. 
Mr. Dickinson has been in the chap- 
laincy for a number of years, having 
served both overseas and at home. 



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Left to Right: Kathy Young, Theresa Edwards, Carmen Bassler, Paula Caruthers, 
Fred Dresch Jr., Gay Johnston, Mike Granish, Jane Sams, Kevin Cox, Debbie 
Price. 

Huntsville United Church Host To SEC Youth 



"Youth Involved in Church and 
World" was the theme upon which 
discussion and action were based at the 
1969 SEC YOUTH meeting held at the 
United Church of Huntsville, Alabama. 

Lively discussion began during the 
folk singing when some youth "inter- 
rupted" by raising questions as to what 
the 175 young people and adults were 
doing at this meeting. Small groups, 
most of which were led by young peo- 
ple, pursued the "Why" of youth min- 
istry. On this occasion, most of the 
adults met in two groups. Even these 
were led by young people. 

The motion picture "Phoebe" pror 
vided the springboard for the after- 
noon discussion groups which concern- 
ed themselves with problems of peer 
relationships, the generation gap, un- 
derstanding ourselves, relating to world 
needs, and the church's task in all of 
these problems. Several groups utiliz- 
ed role playing to help work through 
their concerns. 

A high school drama group from 
Huntsville helped, us "unwind" with 
their hilarious presentation of "The 
Star Spangled Girl" at the end of the 
afternoon. 

On Saturday night, the Jolly Inn was 
the setting for a delicious banquet, fol- 
lowed by a psychedelic lighted dance. 
Noise, creative lighting effects, and 
motion were the order of the evening. 

Fred Dresch Jr., retiring president, 
presided over the general business ses- 
sion held on Sunday morning. After 



reports from the officers and the com- 
mittees, the following officers were 
elected and installed: president, Gay 
Johnston, Huntsville; vice-president, 
Mike Granish, Central, Atlanta; re- 
cording secretary, Paula Caruthers, 
First, Atlanta; corresponding secretary, 
Carmen Bassler, First, Nashville; treas- 
urer, Jane Sams, Pilgrim, Chattanooga; 
members-at-large: Theresa Edwards, 
Howard, Nashville; Debbie Price, Gar- 
den City; Kevin Cox, Pilgrim, Chatta- 
nooga. 

The closing worship service utilized 
contemporary music, prayers, and other 
readings, and Clarence Jordan's modern 
version of Jesus' parable of "The Good 
Samaritan." An offering of $89.07 was 
received for One Great Hour of Shar- 
ing. 

Following adjournment, the retiring 
and newly elected officers met briefly 
to set the date for a planning meeting. 
It will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, 
April 26 and 27, 1969. 

Confirmation Supper 

A special Confirmation Supper for 
members of the Confirmation Class at 
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Bir- 
mingham, was held at the church on 
March 28. Supper was served to the 
confirmands, as well as their parents 
and grandparents. 

Speaker for the occasion was Dr. 
William J. Andes, Conference Minister. 
Mrs. Andes was also a guest. 



The Message Of 
Pentecost - 1969 

"For the first time in history we see 
the oneness of mankind as an ines- 
capable mandate," the presidents of 
the World Council of Churches declare 
in their 1969 Pentecost message. 

"Our common task is to ensure that 
all men share in the proper use of the 
world's resources," the presidents as- 
sert. "We urge all congregations and 
all Christians to accept joyfully this 
responsibility as a test of their obedi- 
enoe to God." 

The annual message will be read in 
many languages throughout the world 
by the Council's 235-member churches. 
Protestants, Anglicans, and Old Catho- 
lics will celebrate the Day of Pente- 
cost on Sunday, May 25. Orthodox 
churches will celebrate on June 1. 

Pentecost Sunday comes seven weeks 
(50 days) after Easter. Orthodox 
churches use a different calendar to 
figure their church year. Consequently, 
they usually celebrate Easter and 
Pentecost a week or more later than 
Western churches. Some years the dates 
coincide. 

"We believe that the Spirit is at 
work in the world as well as in the 
church," the World Council presidents 
say in their 1969 message. "He corrects 
and directs the energies of people to- 
ward a continuous renewal of all our 
thinking and all our communities; He 
gives voice to the voiceless and teaches 
silence to the noisy; He .instills in men 
the longing for God and for the reve- 
lation of His Son." 

The message also calls on Christians 
to contribute to "the search for proper 
structures on the international and na- 
tional level." "We must find ways to 
contribute sacrificially to funds for de- 
velopment, both as churches and as in- 
dividuals," the presidents urge. 

The Day of Pentecost marks the 
event described in the second chapter 
of the Book of Acts when the Holy 
Spirit promised by Jesus descended on 
a small group of followers gathered to 
celebrate the ancient Jewish Pentecost 
festival. According to the Book of Acts, 
3,000 converts were won that day by 
the preaching of Peter. 

The beginning of the Christian Chur- 
ch is sometimes dated from that event. 
Pentecost is now observed by many 
churches as a day to stress the unity 
and mission of the church. 



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The Welfare Freeze 

Does the phrase "welfare freeze' 1 
ling a bell? The welfare freeze is a 
CRISIS which should be met BEFORE 
summer arrives. 

Part of an act passed in 1967 by the 
United States Congress, the welfare 
freeze originally stated that on March 
1, 1968, the amount of welfare money 
a family gets each month will be cut. 
These provisions were delayed from 
March 1, 1968 to July 1, 1969. Aa stat- 
ed in the Atlanta Constitution on Mar- 
ch 15, 1969, "The freeze is aimed at 
illegitimate children, but also hits 
children with a. parent in prison or 
mental hospital. 

For example, in Georgia alone, 30,- 
000 children on the rolls of Aid for De- 
pendent Children will be affected. Mr. 
Delaney, an administrator of a local 
welfare office, wrote in the Atlanta 
Journal on January 8, 1969, "A lot of 
parents would be forced to abandon 
their children. Then the parents would 
wind up in court for child neglect, the 
court would give us custody of the 
children, and we would have to place 
them in foster care or institutions." 

Cost to the county in foster homes 
would be greater than if the county 
put up the money to keep them in their 
own homes, he adds. This issue points 
out the fact that the welfare system 
badly needs revising! 

As an individual you can da many 
things. First, find out what your state 
has done. If the state legislature has 
not passed a bill that supplements the 
amount of money that is cut by the 
welfare freeze, you should write to 
your representatives in the legislature. 
You can call your local welfare office 
to learn what has been done in your 
state. Writing to your Senators and 
Representatives in the U. S. Congress 
to repeal or delay the act can help. 

In addressing the letter to a Sena- 
tor, write the name of the Senator, the 
Senate Office Building, Washington. 
D. C. 20515. You can also write to the 
Secretary of Health, Education and 
Welfare, Mr. Robert Finch. 

For those persons in the various 
states covered by the Southeast Con- 
ference who care enough about child- 
ren to write their Senators, they are 
listed as follows: 

ALABAMA — Lister Hill and John 
Sparkman; FLORIDA — Spessard L. 



SOME CONFERENCE PERSONALITIES 




FREDERICK A. MEYER 
Host Pastor 



THE REV. MISS EMILIE PITCOCK 
Minister of Christian Education 




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H. HAROLD THOMAS 
Treasurer 



MISS DORA BRACKIN 
Recording Secretary 



Holland and George A. Smathers; 
GEORGIA — Richard B. Russell and 
Herman E. Talmadge; KENTUCKY — 
John S. Cooper; MISSISSIPPI — Jam- 
es O. Eastman and John Stennis; TEN- 
NESSEE — Howard H. Baker Jr. and 
Albert Gore; SOUTH CAROLINA — 
Ernest F. Hollings and Strom Thur- 
mond. 



— Maria Brown 



New A-V Catalog Available 

The 1969-70 Catalog of Audio- Vis- 
uals has been prepared and is now 
available to those who request it. 

Because several older aids have been 
discarded and other new materials have 
been added, our people are urged to 
discard earlier catalogs and rely solely 
on the new one. Pick up your copy at 
the Annual Meeting, or write for it: 
Southeast Conference, P. O. Box 29883, 
Atlanta. Ga. 30329. 



Be A Volunteer 

A new summer service opportunity 
for Senior High volunteers is being a 
Program Aide at Junior and Junior 
High camps and conferences. President 
Nixon calls the volunteers "the great 
legions of the concerned and commit- 
ted." 

Who may be involved as Program 
Aides? High school youth of either sex, 
sixteen years of age or older, who ap- 
ply and are accepted by the Camp and 
Conference Committee. 

What is it to be a Program Aide? 

— Relating to a 5th or 6th grader at 
Junior Camp, or to a 7th, 8th, or 9th 
grader at Junior High Camp to under- 
stand him and to help him. 

— Working alongside a counselor in 
good team leadership for camp or con- 
ference program activities. 

— Extending your hand into a world 
where younger people reach toward 
you arid want to know you. 

— Finding that your life can be more 
meaningful as you come to know Jesus 
Christ and what he taught. 

— Having time to be by yourself to 
discover, reflect, and wonder about 
God's purpose for your life. 

— Being a steward for 9 or 10 days 
of your time, and some travel expense. 
iTou will receive orientation and train- 
ing before camp with no cost to you. 
You will spend a week at oamp, plus 
an extra day and night preceding 
camper arrival, where you will pay no 
camp fee but will need to arrange your 
transportation. 

— Journeying into the adult world oli 
greater responsibility and freedom. 

Inquire about this opportunity for 
service as a volunteer in our contemp- 
orary world. Write or call Mrs. Carl N. 
Sanford, Southeast Conference, P. O. 
Box 29883, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. 

— Trudi Sanford, 
Volunteer Coordinator, 
Camps and Conferences 

Chaplain H. C. Henderson 

Chaplain Harold C. Henderson, Cap- 
tain in the USAF, Box 504,, 40th Cmbt 
Spt Sq (USAFE), APO NY 09293, has 
transferred his ministerial standing 
from the Central Alabama Association 
in the Southeast Conference, to the 
Northwest Ohio Association of the Ohio 
Conference, United Church of Christ. 
This is his home conference. We in the 
Southeast Conference are appreciative 
of the ministry he had for several years 
among us. ■ 



Ministers' Family 
Protection Plan 

The Pension Boards of the United 
Church of Christ have recently an- 
nounced an excellent Family Protect- 
ion Plan incorporating both life insur- 
ance and disability insurance for min- 
isters. 

The life insurance portion provides 
for 200 per cent to 20 per cent of the 
annual salary base, depending on the 
•age of the minister. It also includes 
$1,000 on spouses of active ministers. 

Under disability insurance, it will 
pay the difference between Social Se- 
curity and 50 per cent of salary basis, 
with a minumum of $50 per month to 
a maximum of $800 per month. It also 
guarantees continued payment of dues 
into the Pension Fund during disabili- 
ty. 

The cost is one per cent of "salary 
base." Each church is urged to pay the 
full premium for its ministers. This 
plan is available to all full-time min- 
isters who are active members of the 
Pension Funds. All ministers have re- 
ceived detailed information from the 
New York office, and early response 
is encouraged. The plan will be in ef- 
fect only when 75 per cent of the eli- 
gible ministers of the Conference re- 
spond. 

It is the recommendation of the Con- 
ference that officers of the church 
study this matter immediately with 
their ministers so enrollment can take 
place. 



Report Of Commission 
On Our Christian 
World Mission 



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Soddy Church Merges With 
Pilgrim, Chattanooga 

Soddy Congregational Church has 
ceased to exist, but its members have 
joined Pilgrim Congregational Church, 
Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

On March 16, 1969, following the 
morning worship service, the Soddy 
members — and others who have join- 
ed Pilgrim Church since April 1 last 
year — were honored at a reception. 

The Soddy Church was forced to 
close because of a declining member- 
ship and difficulty in finding minist- 
ers. The Soddy congregation, number- 
ing 40 persons, joined Pilgrim Church 
on February 26. 

Rev. Arnold Slater serves as the pas- 
tor of Pilgrim Church, Chattanooga. 

The Soddy Church was organized in 
1863, by a gr-oup of Welsh coal miners. 



The Commission on Our Christian 
World Mission is deeply concerned 
about the financial support of the 
Southeast Conference and met several 
times during the year, seeking to de- 
fine the problems and proposed solu- 
tions. 

The Commission set the goals for the 
churches at a level which would en- 
able the conference to continue its ex- 
isting functions and to engage in the 
new ministries to which God is calling 
the United Church in our area. 

The Commission urges the members 
of the churches to re-think their cur- 
rent giving in the light of a challeng- 
ing Christian motivation for giving. It 
is aware that our churches cannot meet 
the needs of the day or share in the 
mission that God is giving us unless 
we develop a more meaningful pro- 
gram of financial stewardship. 

Therefore, the Commission on Our 
Christian World Mission encourages 
the members of the churches to make 
their giving consistent with what God 
has done for them, and with what God 
is demanding of the Southeast Confer- 
ence. ^^ 
— Donald S. Daughtry, Crm. 

The Conference will dramatize the 
needed financial support needed in 
OCWM giving by a dramatic presenta- 
tion on Saturday night, April 26, en- 
titled "The House that Jack Built." 
Members of the Atlanta churches will 
produce this presentation under the di- 
rection of Donald Daughtry and Karl- 
ton C. Johnson. 

Report Of The 
Personnel Committee 

The primary responsibility of this 
committee was to secure a third staff 
member for the Southeast Conference. 

Following our meeting December 3, 
1969, held in the Conference Office, 
the committee agreed that due to the 
financial situation we would recom- 
mend to the Board of Directors that for 
the immediate present we will not pur- 
sue this matter. The Board of Direc- 
tors received and concurred with this 
report. 

The new chairman of this committee 
is Homer C. McEwen. ^^ 

— Arnold Slater, Chairman 



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OUR CHRISTIAN WORLD MISSION - 
BASIC SUPPORT ONLY 





1968 


1968 


ALABAMA 


OCWM 


OCWM 




Goals 


Giving 


Alex City, Antioch 


10.00 





Alex City, Hunt Men- 


. 50.00 





Alpine, King's Chape 


1 85.00 


30.00 


Andalusia, Antioch 


87.00 


96.11* 


Andalusia, First 


100.00 


100.00* 


Arley, Robertson's 






Chapel 


35.00 


20.00 


Athens, Trinity 


150.00 





Birmingham, First 


1,142.00 


1,380.43 


Birmingham, Pilgrim 


1,804.00 


694.20 


Birmingham, 






St. John's 


1,071.00 


27,3.70 


Brantley, Indian Creek 50.00 





Brantley, Liberty 


50.00 





Caddo, CC 


163.00 


200.00* 


Clio, New Hope 


130.00 


200.00* 


Cullman, St. John's 


1,039.00 


1,012.24 


Dadeville, Elder 


300.00 


300.00* 


E. Tallassee, CC 


550.00 


450.00 


Eclectic, Watson's 






Chapel 


50.00 





Five Points, State Line 100.00 





Garden City, Cong. 


240.00 


240.00* 


Hackleberg, Fairview 


100.00 





Haleyville, Union 






Grove 


100.00 


50.00 


Hanceville, Mt. Grove 


100.00 


40.00 


Headland, Blackwood 


582.00 


383.62 


Houston, Liberty Hill 50.00 





Huntsville, United 


2,107.00 


1,110.65 


LaFayette, Pleasant 






Grove 


250.00 


250.00* 


Lanett, CC 4,000.00 


4,359.83* 


Lanett, Huguley 


150.00 


110.00 


Langdale, CC 


3,000.00 


2,296.74 


Lineville, New 






Harmony 


60.00 


60.00* 


Marion, First 


80.00 


75.00 


Midland City, Chr. Hill 33.00 


45.20* 


Montgomery, First 


484.00 


862.00* 


Montgomery, United 


811.00 





Moulton, Jones Chapel 75.00 





Mountain Creek, Union 50.00 





Phenix City, First 


400.00 


300.00 


Phenix City, Russell 






Woods 


100.00 


100.00* 


Pisgah 


50.00 


50.00* 


Roanoke, Antioch 


250.00 


250.00* 



Roanoke, Bethany 250.00 

Roanoke, First 350.00 

Roanoke, Forest Home 150.00 

Roanoke, Lowell 500.00 

Roanoke, Mt. Zion 150.00 

Roanoke, New Hope 250.00 

Roanoke, Rock Spring 50.00 

Roanoke, Rock Stand 250.00 

Selma, First 78.00 

Seman, Community 50.00 

Shawmut, Todd 400.00 

Steele, Mt. Lebanon 52.00 

Talladega, United 72.00 

Tallassee, Mt. Olive 125.00 
Town Creek, Old 

Liberty 75.00 

Wadley, Beulah 100.00 

Wadley, Christian 420.00 

Wadley, Corinth 250.00 
Wedowee, Caver's 

Grove 100.00 

Wedowee, Noon Day 250.00 
Wetumpka, Balm of 

Gilead 53.00 

FLORIDA 

Baker, Good Hope 100.00 

Baker, Pyron's Chapel 50.00 

Bonifay, New Effort 100.00 

GEORGIA 

Ambrose, Christian 13.00 
Atlanta, Carroll Hghts. 25.00 

Atlanta, Center 130.00 

(Inactive) 
Atlanta, Central 5,094.00 

Atlanta, First 4,200.00 

Atlanta, Rush 

Memorial 400.00 

Barnesville, Fredonia 483.00 

Baxley, Friendship 50.00 

Beachton, Evergreen 130.00 

Bowman, Liberty 56.00 

Bonanza, United 

Braselton, Macedonia 60.00 

Bristol, Antioch 50.00 
Buford, Duncan's 

Creek 100.00 

Columbus, First 390.00 

Columbus, United 65.00 

Crest, Hebron 25.00 

Demorest, Federated 403.00 



50.00 

300.00 

50.00 

500.00* 


250.00* 

130.00 
23.00 

306.00 
48.00 
100.00* 
125.00* 



420.00* 
200.00 


75.00 



100.00* 



20.00* 

200.00* 

6,500.00* 
4,200.00* 

300.00 
300.00 



100.00 

28.55 

39.65 

60.00* 





390.00* 

50.00 



300.00 



Doerun, New Light 


25.00 





Doerun, Poplar Arbor 


50.00 





Douglas, First 


100.00 





Enigma, Christian 


100.00 





Gaillard, Pleasant Hill 47.00 





Hampton, County Line 


100.00 





LaGrange, Hillside 


300.00 


300.00* 


LaGrange, United 1,320.00 


833.05 


Macon, First 


110.00 


45.00 


Meansville, First 


50.00 





Mcintosh, Midway 


65.00 





Pearson, Union Hill 


265.00 





Pine Mountain, Oak 






Grove 


650.00 


830.00* 


Richland, First 


33.00 


50.00* 


Richland, Providence 






Chapel 


50.00 





Savannah, First 


390.00 


432.82* 


Thomasville, Bethany 


50.00 


61.00* 


Tifton, Vanceville 


100.00 





Waycross, Wms. Chapel 260.00 


270.00* 


West Point, Bethel 


100.00 


110.00* 


Woodbury, Jones Chapel 39.00 





KENTUCKY 


• 


• 


Evarts, First 


500.00 


180.00 


Stearns, Community 


50.00 






(Inactive) 

MISSISSIPPI 

Tougaloo, Union 



252.00 



SOUTH CAROLINA 
Charleston, Circular 1,125.00 
Charleston, Plymouth 326.00 

TENNESSEE 

Belvidere, United 2,518.00 
Chattanooga, First 306.00 

Chattanooga, Pilgrim 5,656.00 
847.00 
300.00 
255.00 
109.00 
270.00 



Crossville, First 

Daisy, Cong. 

Deer Lodge, Cong. 

Glen Mary, Cong. 

Knoxville, First 

Nashville, Brookmeade 900.00 

Nashville, First 

E & R 2,474.00 

Nashville, Fisk Union 300.00 
Nashville, Howard 423.00 
Pleasant Hill, Com. 952.00 
Robbins, Barton Chapel 160.00 
Soddy, First (Inactive) 260.00 
Sweetwater, First 163.00 



OTHER 



175.00 



303.75 
300.00 



1,000.00 

47.00 

5,000.00 

815.00 



68.22 

78.00 

270.00* 

500.00 

2,725.00* 

211.50 
950.00 
140.00 
200.00 
168.00* 

1,124.24 



'Denotes those churches which met, or exceeded, their OCWM Goal for 1968. 



TOTALS 



58,287.00 47,742.50 



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THE SOUTHEAST NEWS 

P. O. Box 29883 

Atlanta, Georgia 30329 



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Program Of The Third Annual Meeting 
Southeast Conference Of The United Church Of Christ 

CENTRAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 

2676 Clairmont Road, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia 
APRIL 26-27, 1969 

THEME: "LEADERSHIP IN THE LOCAL CHURCH" 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1969: 
9:00 A. M. — Registration 
10:00 — Hymn, "Our God Our Help In Ages Past" No. 1 

— Prayer — Millard Sims, Pastor, Duncan's Creek Church, Dacula, Ga. 

— Call to Order — Olin E. Sheppard, Moderator 

—Welcome — Frederick A. Meyer, Pastor of Central Church, Atlanta 

— Adoption of Proposed Program 

— Minutes of 1968 Annual Meeting and of Board of Directors — 
Miss Dora C. Brackin, Secretary 

— Recognition of Visitors and Fraternal Delegates 

— Report of the Moderator — Olin E. Sheppard 

— Presentation of Reports — 



Christian Education and Youth — Robert W. Hendrix 

Church and Ministry — Joe A. French 

Southern Union College, Inc. — W. J. Andes 

Evangelism — W. Walter Hall 

Church Extension — Freddie Powell 

Christian Social Action — Andrew L. Cooper 

Institutions and Ministries — Arnold Slater 

Lay Life and Work — W. R. Green 

Our Christian World Mission — Doriald S. Daughtry 



1969 Budget — H. Paul Beaird 
1968-69 Emphasis — Allen B. Hollis Jr. 
Nominating Committee — Mrs. Edward M. Brown 
Memorial Committee — A. R. Van Cleave 

SOUTHEAST NEWS and UNITED CHURCH HERALD 

Freddie Powell and Mrs. Thomas Bender 
Personnel Committee — Arnold Slater 
Resolutions Committee — David Beebe 
Place Committee — John L. Martin 

Dr. Joseph H. Evans, 



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Treasurer — H. Harold Thomas 

11:00 —Address: "Leadership in the Local Church" 

Secretary, United Church of Christ 
Reactor Panel: Hartland Helmich, Council for Lay Life and Work 
W. R. Green, Commission for Lay Life and Work 
Leon A. Dickinson, Council for Church and Ministry 
- Joe A. French, Commission for Church and Ministry 
Discussion Groups: "Biblical Perspectives in Church Leadership" 

12:30 Lunch 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: 

1:30 P. M.— Call to Order 

Prayer — George Fidler, Pastor, Cullman, Alabama 
Reactor Panel and Discussion Groups — 
"Identifying Problems of Leadership in Our Churches" 
3:00 — Business Session 

3:30 — Reactor Panel and Discussion Groups — 

"Solving Problems of Leadership in Our Churches" 

SATURDAY EVENING: 
6:00 P. M. — Dinner, Fellowship Hall — Harold L. Johnson, Presiding 
8:00 — Presentation — "The House That Jack Built" 

SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1969: 
9:00 A. M.— Call to Order 

Report of Credentials Committee 
Business Session 
11:00 — Service of Worship — Joseph H. Evans, Preacher 

12:00 Noon — Conference Adjourns 

At the 11:00 o'clock hour, Leon Dickinson will preach at First Congregational Church, 
corner Courtland and Houston Streets, Atlanta; Hartland Helmich will preach at 
Rush Memorial Congregational Church, 150 Chestnut Street, S. W., Atlanta. 






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